DASH Diet For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

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Feb 172018

Lower your blood pressure in just two weeks with the #1 rated diet. When high blood pressure becomes chronic, it’s called hypertension—a condition that affects 970 million people worldwide, and is classified by the World Health Organization as a leading cause of premature death. While medications can help, nothing beats dietary and lifestyle modifications in the fight against high blood pressure, and the DASH diet is a powerful tool in your arsenal.

Focusing on lowering sodium intake and increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals can help lower your blood pressure in as little as two weeks. It’s no wonder that the DASH Diet is ranked as the number 1 diet for three years in a row and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and The Mayo Clinic.

DASH Diet for Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking control of your body once and for all. Originally conceived to alleviate hypertension, the DASH Diet has been proven effective against a number of conditions including Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, weight loss, and more. DASH Diet for Dummies contains all the information you need to put the diet into practice, including:

• Over 40 DASH-approved recipes, including meals, snacks, and desserts
• 100+ DASH-approved foods, including meats, seafood, sweets, and more
• Tips for navigating the grocery store and choosing healthier fare
• A 14-day Menu Planner to help you get started today

The DASH Diet is built upon the principles of healthy eating and getting the most nutritional bang for your buck. Doctors even recommend DASH to their healthy patients as an easy, stress-free way to adopt the food habits that will serve them for life. DASH Diet for Dummies is your roadmap on the journey to good health, so get ready to start feeling better every day.



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Scope and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in Care Coordination and Transition Management

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Feb 142018

This document is an evolution of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing’s (AAACN) body of work and a major step forward for nurses in care coordination and transition management (CCTM). It is the first statement of the scope and standards of practice for RNs engaged in CCTM. CCTM roles focus on communicating and partnering with other professional health care colleagues across diverse health care settings. These settings include ambulatory care, acute care, post-acute care, long-term care facilities, and diverse community settings. This document may be used as a tool to advance professional CCTM nursing practice, patient and population health, and the performance outcomes of health care institutions.



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Public Health Nutrition, Second Edition

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Feb 142018

In this second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, Public Health Nutrition has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge and research. Ground-breaking and comprehensive in both its scope and approach, Public Health Nutrition has been fully updated by an expert editorial team to cover the most recent changes in the field. It now offers a structured overview of the subject’s core concepts and considers public health nutrition tools and the application of intervention strategies.

Divided into five key sections, Public Health Nutrition contains a wealth of information, including:

– Public health nutrition concepts and assessment tools, and their application in light of the latest evidence.
– Case studies to illustrate how best to apply the theory and evidence to policy and practice.
– An examination of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, and the relationship between diet and disease, including in relation to obesity, diabetes, cancer, as well as mental health.
– The impact of environmental factors on public health.
– Public health strategies, policies and approaches.

With a clear and concise structure, Public Health Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition, dietetics and other healthcare areas, as well as an invaluable practical guide for health professionals working within public health.



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Strategies for Obtaining Healthier Foods

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Feb 082018


Consumers are increasingly demanding, looking for different food products, new, more shocking and surprising, and providing more pleasurable feelings. At the same time, consumers are becoming more informed and aware about food and health issues, demanding increasingly safe and healthy products. In such a scenario, the current food industry must maximize efforts to combine innovation, the ability to surprise, quality and safety. On the other hand, it is clear that there is no total overlap between the healthy aspects of food and the perception of this healthiness by consumers. In this sense, consumer information, education and awareness have to be important work areas in the future.

This book aims to cover the modern strategies adopted by the food industry to obtain healthier foods without giving up the highest quality standards.

The first two chapters are devoted to the novel systems of food hygienization; that is to say, the non-thermal technologies and phage therapy. The next two chapters cover the use of microbial cultures as bioprotective agents or with probiotic purposes in the food industry. Then, three chapters deal with the use of natural substances as preservatives, antioxidants, colorants, emulsifiers, sweeteners, anticaking agents, tenderizers, stabilizers, thickeners and gelling agents. The strategies for reducing some suspicious ingredients, or ingredients that arouse more misgivings in consumers (e.g. salt, fat, etc.), and minimally modifying the sensorial characteristics and consumer acceptability of the foods are also treated in several chapters. The use of microencapsulation, a promising technology for adding additives and ingredients to foods as well as the development of new healthy products are also described. Finally, the benefits and risks of consuming genetically modified food for the population and the technical aspects for producers are detailed in the last chapter.

All of the contributors are active researchers, and they maintain excellent international reputations and great expertise in their respective areas. Overall, this book will be useful for graduates studying food science and technology, and for researchers, scientists, policy-makers and professionals from the food industries.





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Nutrition and Bone Health, 2nd edition

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Jan 302018


This newly revised edition contains updated versions of all of the topics that were in the first edition and has been substantially expanded with an additional 5 chapters. Each chapter includes information from the most up-to-date research on how nutritional factors can affect bone health, written with an evidence-based focus and complete with comprehensive references for each subject. Nutrition and Bone Health, second edition covers all aspects of nutrition and the skeleton, from the history and fundamentals, to the effects of macronutrients, minerals, vitamins, and supplements, and even covers the effects of lifestyle, the different life stages, and nutrition-related disorders and secondary osteoporosis. New chapters include HIV & AIDs and the skeleton, celiac disease and bone health, and nutrition and bone health in space. Nutrition and Bone Health, second edition is a necessary resource for health care professionals, medical students, graduate students, dietitians, and nutritionists who are interested in how nutrition affects bone health during all stages of life.





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Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support

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Jan 282018


Written in conjunction with the British Dietetic Association, Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support provides a thorough and critical review of the fundamental and applied literature in nutrition support.

Extensively evidence–based and internationally relevant, it discusses undernutrition, nutritional screening, assessment and interventions, as well as key clinical conditions likely to require nutrition support, and the approaches to managing this in each of these conditions.

Clinically oriented, Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support is the ideal reference for all those managing undernutrition in a range of clinical areas.





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Davis’s Basic Math Review for Nursing and Health Professions, Second Edition

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Jan 282018


Overcome your anxieties and build your confidence!

Master the skills you need to calculate dosages accurately and to ensure patient safety in all areas of clinical practice…step by step, problem by problem! You&llprogress from simple to complex calculations, building your proficiency and testing it along the way. It&s perfect for course review now and a quick refresher whenever you need it.

See what students are saying about the previous edition…



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“…after taking the HESI exam twice and scoring poorly on the math section, I was about ready to give up on my lifelong goal and pursue something else. I bought Davis’s Basic Math Review for Nurses, spent between one and three hours a day, four days a week for about a month working through it. The very next time I sat for the exam my math scores improved tremendously. I just learned that I was accepted into mytop pick nursing program. Thanks!”-J. Cole

absolutely what I needed!

“Ibought this two weeks before my[ATI]TEAS[Test of Essential Academic Skills]test. The instructions and examples are great and easy to follow. There are a lot of practice pages with tests at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge. I took the TEAS test and completely tested out of math! This coming from someone who didn’t even remember how to do fractions! Everyone studying for their TEAS should buy this book!!”-Amanda G.





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Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes: An Evidence-Based Approach (Nutrition and Health)

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Jan 172018



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Dr Dhurandhar’s Fat-loss Diet

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Jan 172018



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Nature’s Medicines: From Asthma to Weight Gain, from Colds to Heart Disease- The Most Powerful All-Natural Cures

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Jan 122018

What is the mysterious healing power behind the scores of supplements that have been called miracle medicines? Why are many of these supplements so potent? In Nature’s Medicines, you’ll find information on the most controversial and powerful health supplements on the market

• Vitamins and minerals: Find out which can prevent arthritis, cancer, and heart disease–and add years to your life.
• Nature’s herbs: Discover the herbal supplements that boost immunity, relieve stress, remove toxins, and pump up your energy.
• Emerging supplements: Find out what you’re really getting when you buy highly publicized supplements like bee pollen, coenzyme Q10, melatonin, shark cartilage, and more. How effective are they? What have researchers discovered about how they work?

You’ll also find exact recommendations from M.D.’s, alternative practitioners, and herbalists, such as:
• The new memory aid: a Chinese herb that “can help protect your brain from damage due to aging, heart disease, or toxins.”
• The new cure for high cholesterol: an herb that can “lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, raise HDL levels, and promote weight loss.”
• The new pain medicine: a natural anti-inflammatory that “acts like a home-style ibuprofen.”
• The new arthritis cure: a supplement that can “slow the loss of cartilage by pumping more cartilage-generating nutrients into the body.”

And much more–in all, more than 95 supplements to prevent or cure common diseases and health conditions.





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